Beto O’Rourke is a Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential race. In a recent interview he revealed he was part of the Cult of the Dead Cow, the oldest hacking group in the U.S.
The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft’s Windows. It’s also known for inventing the word “hacktivism” to describe human-rights-driven security work.
Special prototype iPhones called dev-fused iPhones help security researchers examine Apple’s code.
Researchers uncovered a GitHub code ring made up of 89 accounts promoting 73 repos that contain over 300 apps with backdoors.
The Cellebrite hacking tool used to break into iPhones is being sold on eBay starting at US$100, and could contain data from legal cases.
During the 2018 midterm elections U.S. Cyber Command blocked internet access to Russians seeking to interfere.
Three security flaws found in 4G and 5G networks could be used to intercept phone calls and track peoples’ location.
WinRAR, a file compression app on Windows, recently patched a bug that was there for fourteen years due to an old DLL library.
Remember that story about the iPhone hacking tool called Karma? Lawfare published a good piece detailing the consequences of U.S. spies working for a foreign intelligence agency.
Along the way, the Americans came to appreciate that their efforts at times did indeed include surveillance of political opponents of UAE authorities, and further that the UAE service at times targeted Americans despite assurances that this would not occur (or at least that the operations Project Raven in particular conducted or supported would not be directed at Americans).
That’s probably the biggest point of the story. Americans spying on Americans on behalf of another country.
Host Kelly Guimont talks to Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin about Apple updating Facebook’s frenemy status and iPhone hacking in the UAE.
A team of former U.S. hackers broke into iPhones for the United Arab Emirates. They used a spying tool called ‘Karma.’
Karma was used by an offensive cyber operations unit in Abu Dhabi comprised of Emirati security officials and former American intelligence operatives working as contractors for the UAE’s intelligence services. The existence of Karma and of the hacking unit, code named Project Raven, haven’t been previously reported.
Sounds like a powerful tool. They could remotely break into iPhones just by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated system. It didn’t work on Android phones.
Founded in 2015, Zerodium is a information security company specializing in buying and selling zero day exploits. It’s offering US$2 million for remote iOS exploits.
LONDON – The EU does not have an overall plan to deal with hackers seeking to disrupt its election in May 2019. According to a feature in Wired, each of the 27 states who will be in the EU when the election takes place is expected to secure the vote in their own country. Consequently, smaller member states could be left vulnerable, and cyber-attacks or disinformation could have a serious effect on the election results.
If a tiny member state is left it to go alone against Russia’s state-backed hacking teams and disinformation brigades, the calculus of the European Parliament could be engineered by a third-party state to tilt in its favor. The stakes are huge, and some say the EU hasn’t faced up to the enormity of the issue.
Phone Breaker breaks into iPhones to extract the data, encrypted or not. And now it has the capability to extract iPhone health data.
We’ve seen data breaches happening left and right lately, and someone should tell Silicon Valley that getting hacked isn’t a competition.
In a blog post the company announced that it discovered the breach on Friday. Here is the information that was compromised.
Bloomberg‘s Ben Elgin has been asking companies for further comments.
The Saudi regime is known for attacking Saudi dissidents, and iPhone spyware could have helped them do so with the help of NSO Group.
MacOS gives you the option to Allow or Deny a program’s access to certain features. But what if malware clicked the Allow button itself?
He says that Apple works to patch iOS bugs, but doesn’t work to fix the underlying issues that contribute to these bugs
In an email they sent to me, they shared that some of the hacking tools are very cheap, going for US$2 or less each.